All patients with suspected rhabdomyolysis require admission for IV hydration, diuresis, management of complications, and treatment of the underlying etiology. For at least the initial 24 to 48 h, these patients should probably be admitted to a monitored bed to identify dysrhythmias secondary to the metabolic complications. The nephrology service should be consulted to evaluate the need for dialysis for all patients presenting with aRf or symptomatic hyperkalemia unresponsive to therapy.
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